|Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly, Esteban Lazo Hernandez, on Sunday began an eight-day visit to Việt Nam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
Since Việt Nam and Cuba established diplomatic ties in December 1960, the bilateral relations have been reinforced and developed. The two legislatures also established friendship parliamentarians’ groups.
Along with sound political relations, two-way trade reached US$247.6 million in 2016.
Việt Nam is Cuba’s second-largest Asian trade partner. It exports rice, coal, chemicals, garment and textiles and computers to Cuba, while importing pharmaceutical products.
The Cuban parliamentary delegation wants to study the activities of the Vietnamese legislature, especially of the NA’s Standing Committee, as well as share experience in renovation and national development. — VNS